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Fishermen Rewarded with Prestigious Marine Stewardship Certificates
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Fishermen in the south-east have achieved the much sought after Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification. Certification of this Mackerel fishery indicates the use of sustainable fishing practices and can be used to strongly promote continued market share and future development…
Ministers Meet to Identify Fishing Priorities
Fishing
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick TD, met today in Dublin with Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA, of Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Minister Connick described the meeting as…
New Safety Regs Anger Fishermen
Fishing
New regulations that may force smaller vessels out of the Irish fishing fleet have come in to force. Fishermens organisations have reacted angrily to meeting the high cost of what they call 'over zealous' safety regulations. Lorna Siggins has more…
Connick Leads Criticism of 'Unsustainable' Mackerel Fishing by Iceland and Faeroes
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At today's Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers Meeting in Brussels, Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, welcomed the opportunity to prepare for negotiations on the current international impasse with Iceland and…
Seafood Companies Get €1.75m Boost
Fishing
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today announced €1.13 million in grant-aid for Irish Seafood Processing companies under the Seafood Processing Business Development Scheme, and a further €623,620 for aquaculture companies under…
Former Obama Adviser sees a "Rebirth" in the Use of Industry Information to Guide Scientists
Fishing
Over 200 fishers and fisheries scientists from all over the world gathered in Galway yesterday (23rd August) for a unique four-day conference to share information on fish stocks. Dr. Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute) with Martin Pastoors (IMARES, The Netherlands) and…
Ireland and Norway to Exchange Information on Fish Landings
Fishing
With a view to enhancing existing fisheries control and monitoring arrangements between Ireland and Norway, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries have signed a bi-lateral agreement on the 11th of August 2010. The fisheries control…
Unique Fisheries Conference Set for Galway
Fishing
A unique conference - aimed at making the most of fisheries information collected from commercial fishing vessels and fishermen themselves – will take place later this month in Galway between the 23rd and 26th August.The conference will be hosted by…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority's "Guide to Compliance for the Irish Inshore Fleet" is Launched
Fishing
Minister Séan Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry) launched the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority's (SFPA's) "Guide to Compliance for the Irish Inshore Fleet", today, Wednesday 28th July,…
'Seafood Sector to Play Role in Economic Recovery' - Minister
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Brendan Smith TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries, Sean Connick TD, today launched Bord Iascaigh Mhara's (BIM's) new three year strategy (2010 – 2012) and the Irish Seafood National Programme to…
New RTE Documentary Series on Irish Fisherman
Fishing
RTE turns its cameras on Ireland's fishermen in a six-part series starting this Sunday on RTE One. Skippers takes the Irish audience aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who lead these boats; the Skippers. Crews…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Classifies Shellfish Areas According to Water Hygiene
Fishing
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has published the 2010/11 Shellfish Area Microbiological Classification. This document classifies shellfish production areas according to water quality. The European food regulations require shellfish areas to be classified using the amount of bacteria found in…
Connick Opens Fish Ireland 2010
Fishing
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today opened Fish Ireland 2010, Ireland’s trade exhibition for the Irish Fishing Industry. Minister Connick also took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Killybegs…
Spanish Fisherman Fined for Illegal Fishing Activity
Fishing
The Master of a Spanish fishing vessel, the ‘Nuevo Murgados ‘ was fined and had his catch and gear confiscated by the State in a case brought before Cork Circuit Court on Tuesday 15th June 2010. Fines of €20,000 in…
Irish Sea Fish Stocks at Dangerously Low Levels
Fishing
The Irish Independent is reporting that the Government will be forced to impose annual bans on commercial fishing in Irish waters.  Stocks of cod and other species have dropped  to dangerously low levels, according to a report leaked to the…
New Safety Scheme for Irish Fishermen
Fishing
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick, T.D. has formally launched a new programme of financial support to assist fishermen upgrade critical life-saving, fire-fighting, and other safety equipment on-board their fishing boats. The delivery…

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